Typhoon Noru made landfall near the popular beach city of Da Nang in Vietnam on Wednesday morning, bringing strong winds and torrential rain. hundreds Thousands of people were evacuated.
Noro hit Vietnam at 5 a.m. local time Wednesday, according to CNN weather, less than 36 hours after that. Leaving a trail of devastation in the Philippines – Where he was known as the Kards.
The hurricane weakened slightly before making landfall, but was still the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane with winds approaching 175 km/h, or about 109 mph.
Before her arrival, the Vietnamese authorities banned ships from the sea and asked students to stay indoors.
It will continue to bring strong winds and booms along the coast near Da Nang and is expected to weaken as it is pushed inland over Southeast Asia. Central Vietnam, southern Laos and northern Thailand are at risk of flooding in the next 48 hours.
More than 100,000 homes with 400,000 people have been evacuated as of Tuesday, according to the Vietnam News, which is run by the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA). About 11,000 foreign tourists and 7,000 domestic visitors reside in the city.
The government also said localities had instructed nearly 58,000 boats with 300,000 workers on board to move to safe shelters.
Local authorities were asked on Tuesday to cancel non-essential meetings to focus on storm prevention and control, according to Vietnam News, which is run by the state-run Vietnam News Agency.
Thua Thien Hue province, home to more than 2,000 fishing vessels and about 11,000 fishermen, also prevented ships from going out to sea on Sunday amid warnings that the storm would bring strong winds, high waves and floods, Vietnam News reported.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin chaired an urgent meeting on Tuesday with officials from at least eight provinces expected to be affected by the storm to discuss response efforts, AFP reported.
Ministries, branches and localities, especially the heads of these units, must strengthen their responsibilities to ensure the safety, life and property of the people and the state in the context of weather. The prime minister said, according to Viet Nam News, climate change is becoming increasingly extreme and unusual, which is causing very serious consequences.
Typhoon Noru left the Philippines around 8 p.m. on Monday, according to A bulletin From the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), after high winds and torrential rain swept Luzon – the country’s largest and most populous island.
Eight people have died in typhoon-related accidents, including five rescue workers, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Tuesday.
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